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Uganda from North to South Safari

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Mamaland Safaris

With local knowledge and experience we offer safaris fitted to your wishes, budget and time-frame.

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Uganda from North to South Safari

Experience Uganda from north to south: Kidepo Valley NP to Bwindi Impenetrable NP. Start by heading to the untouched wilderness of Kidepo. From there continue the journey to the south with highlights of boat-cruise, game-drives and chimps trekking on the way. In the south you will meet the gentle giants of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, the Mountain Gorillas. Along the way you discover Uganda's varied nature and friendly people. National parks visited are Kidepo Valley National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi impenetrable National Park and Lake Mburo National Park. Besides the park you visit the crater lakes area by Fort Portal and beautiful Lake Bunyonyi. Enter Uganda's paradise now!

Arrival to Uganda

Arrive at Entebbe international airport during the day/evening and be met by your safari guide to start your Uganda from noth to south safari. You will be taken to the hotel to rest after the flight and be ready for the adventures starting tomorrow.

Mamaland Guesthome 1 night

To Kitgum via Ziwa rhinos

After an early breakfast you set off on the journey that will take you to Kidepo Valley National Park. The drive takes you past Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary where a stop is made for a track walk following the Rhinos, later driving north, lunch in Gulu/ enroute, Uganda’s second biggest town. After this continue to Kitgum. Read more

Kitgum, 1 night

Kidepo game-drive & Karamojo

After an early breakfast, go for a morning game drive to Kanangorok hot spring area crossing the sand river. A variety of animals can be seen roaming around including Ostrich connecting back for lunch. In the afternoon have a cultural experience that will bring you into contact with Karamojong peoples at Karenna and Kapedo. Meet the local elders and have an opportunity to interact with them. They will show you the kraals, the grinding stones and many more interesting items. Read more

Kidepo Valley NP, 2 nights

Kidepo & Karamojong

After an early breakfast, go for a morning game drive to Kanangorok hot spring area crossing the sand river. A variety of animals can be seen roaming around including Ostrich connecting back for lunch. In the afternoon have a cultural experience that will bring you into contact with Karamojong peoples at Karenna and Kapedo. Meet the local elders and have an opportunity to interact with them. They will show you the kraals, the grinding stones and many more interesting items. Read more

Kidepo Valley NP, 2 nights

Transfer to Gulu

Transfer to Gulu as we drive viewing some game, self - guided walk in Ugandas biggest northern town, also the greatest hub of Africa’s´ newest country South Sudan.

Gulu, 1 night

Murchison Falls boat-cruise

A very early start and advance into the Park as you descend to the albert Nile, game safari and in the afternoon a super highlight in the Afternoon-2-5pm a 3hours Boat ride to the base of Falls where you get to see the Hippos (You have never seen more hippos yawning, Grooming in there Pods anywhere else than here- Believe me you)! Nile crocodiles, elephants and a variety of beautiful bird species along the banks. If you are a keen birder this might be your magnet to catch them. Read more

Murchison Falls NP, 1 night
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Game-drive & top of falls

An early cup of tea / coffe and then to the Game drive Nile river Bank to the broad savannah for the most likelihood Big cats hunting, Elephants, Giraffes, Buffalos, plus more as the checklist of mammals reaches 76 we continue browsing the Drive circuits to the Delta point for a cocktail of Birds and mammals. After lunch visit top of the falls. At Murchison Falls the Nile is pushed through a small cliff and flows down powerfully, an impressive sight. Continue to Budongo forest where we will spend the night enjoying the sounds of the jungle. Read more

Budongo Forest, 1 night
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Chimps trekking & to Hoima

An early morning for Chimps trekking in Budongo Forest. Walk through the fascinating jungle and have an amazing meeting with our close cousins, the chimpanzees. If you are a keen birder this might be your magnet to catch some forest species. After the trek transfer to Hoima to relax at the hotel in the afternoon. Read more

Hoima, 1 night

Transfer day

After breakfast transfer towards the crater lakes area close to Fort Portal. It’s a long drive with our target to have lunch in Fort portal as the distance was cut yesterday the pressure and fatigue is lessened. A punctuation of stopovers at sceneries like the Rift valley escarpment on Lake Albert - typical African village setup in the far countryside and tea plantations along the drive offer us chances of stretching. We check in late afternoon enjoying the views of the crater lakes areas bordering Kibale Forest. Read more

By Crater lakes area

Crater lake walk

Crater lakes area exploration, visit Nkuruba lake different species of Monkeys- red colobus, red tailed monkey and bush babies. More in the forest canopy colored aviation creatures-butterflies various bird species like the native Great blue Turaco, joyful greenbul, olive long tailed cuckoo, the superb black bee eater. Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park after lunch, option to drive further southwards with the Rwenzori ranges (Longest in Africa) in view or drive through the Crater lakes in the Hills through to sample out the surprising diversity of Savannah trees and wildlife! In the late afternoon after arriving at the lodge in Kyambura we stretch our legs with a community walk to the close by village and beautiful crater lake. Read more

By Queen Elizabeth NP, 2 nig

Explore Queen Elizabeth NP

Discover Queen Elizabeth National Park in the cool morning with an early game drive that exposes us to diverse animals, Big 5 members Elephants, Buffalos, big cats- Lions, Leopards more times in the evening, warthogs- Hunchback carnivals like Hyenas are spotted along the Circuits as we drive along the and many more species that are residents to this park. There is a rich bird life especially our version of storks in the wetland sports as we reach the Flamingoes in the salt lakes. After lunch it is time for the Classic highlight of the 2hrs boat-cruise on the famous Kazinga channel, a 36kms channel linking Lake George to lake Edward. On the banks you can see land and water Adapted Hippopotamuses Yawning and some slashing canines to each other and the National Geographical society Killing machine the Nile Crocodile gaping along the Banks! Savannah versions of Pigs the Warthog- Pumba of the award winning Lion King are a hallmark sign in this Animal home! Read more

Queen Elizabeth NP, 2 nights

To Bwindi via Ishasha

We will drive off in the adventurous vast savannah of the Ishasa area of Queen Elizabeth NP with Topis, the southern version of Elephants and hopefully with the lions high in the Fig tree branches. This is one of two areas in Africa where lions have the habit of regularly climbing trees to take a rest. Transfer on to Bwindi mountain gorillas through a beautiful drive taking you from the savanna via cultivated hills to the jungle covered mountains of Bwindi. Read more

Bwindi NP, 1 night

Gorilla trekking

Early breakfast, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is the home to the forest giants that are cousins to human beings, the mountain gorillas. You will be taken in a group by a specialized guide into the jungle for your gorilla trekking adventure. Trek through the beautiful nature and spend one hour withe the gorillas, an unforgettable experience. This Impenetrable Forest is also full of birds, butterflies and plant species plus forest hog, forest elephants, statungas and dikers. Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi after the trek through cultivated hills. After this afternoon drive we check in to a lake 1840m above sea level for some rest. It is deservedly nice after trotting from Kampala since day 1 and some early starts - without any rest! Read more

Lake Bunyonyi, 2 nights

Free day, Lake Bunyonyi

Have a free day to relax by beautiful Lake Bunyonyi. There is a short list of activities: canoeing, swimming (safe in this lake), hiking on trail,, return to the hotel and relax / canoe ride along Lake Bunyonyi with small resident and exotic bird species singing. Activities this day are optional and not included in the price of the safari. Read more

Lake Bunyonyi, 2 nights

To Lake Mburo NP

After breakfast transfer to Lake Mburo, the ‘Zebra magnet’. Leave Lake Bunyonyi and continue driving through the hilly areas. Arrive in the park and have lunch at the lodge before heading for an afternoon game drive for view of Zebras, Topis, Warthogs, cape buffaloes and impalas.

Lake Mburo Np, 1 night

Safari walk and to Entebbe

Early morning safari walk, get early up for chance to see zebras, impalas, waterbucks and birds in there day break jungle life! Get back for breakfast and start the drive to Entebbe/Kampala. Have early lunch in Masaka and a stopover at the Equator. We have reached the end of the Uganda from north to south safari and drive back through Kampala to Entebbe for flight in the evening (if flight next day possible to add an extra night). Read more

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Kampala
Day 2
Location Kitgum
Hotel Boma hotel
Day 3
Location Kidepo Valley NP
Hotel Apoka hostel Bandas
Day 5
Location Gulu
Day 6
Location Close by Murchison Falls NP
Day 7
Location Murchison Falls NP
Day 8
Location Hoima
Day 9
Location Crater Lakes area
Hotel Isunga Lodge
Day 10
Location Bordering Queen Elizabeth NP
Day 12
Location By Bwindi Impenetrable NP
Day 13
Location Lake Bunyonyi
Day 15
Location Bordering Lake Mburo National Park
Hotel Rwakobo Rock

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee
  • All meals starting from dinner on arrival day to lunch on departure day
  • Gorilla Permit

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

More information

  • This is a private safari where you go with a guide in a 4x4 vehicle with pop-up roof. Our guides are English speaking and knowledgeable about the area, nature and culture.
  • Lodges in general have full board meal plans meaning that there is a set menu served. Please inform us if you have any special diets or food allergies so that it can be taken into account.

REVIEWS

4 Reviews

Mikael Ringi, Sweden

We have been back in Sweden and Falun, enjoying the winter of course. But every day, in our minds, we travel back to East Africa and Uganda and relive an unforgettable safari. The savanna with giraffes, elephants and all the antelopes. The rainforest and the gorillas in the mist. The Nile with hippos and crocodiles. The Ngorongoro and Serengeti with the lions and other big cats and the awesome number of animals in the big migration. But we also remember curious kids, always smiling and ready for a football game during a short lunch stop. Awesome journeys on red and bad roads in the enriching company of Michael who became a lot more than just a guide and driver. He became a friend. So from the whole Ringi family, we would like to say thank you very much for your contribution to our unforgetable time in the Pearl of Africa. Read more

Markus & Stefanie, Germany

We just arrived after a 3 days Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi NP and squeezed in a Game Drive in QENP incl. the tree climbing lions in Ishasha! Godwin was a perfect driver and tour guide! We took Mamaland because Tony offered us a safari according to our request for an affordable price - also the accommodations where we stayed have been perfect - considering the price we paid! Further, Godwin offered us a ride to the airport - thx for that!! that are things which make it different to other operators!! can recommend it to everybody Read more

Brian, United Kingdom

Now that we are back in the UK, I wanted to write to thank you for a very ​ successful safari, which exceeded our expectations in so many ways. I ​ specifically wanted to pass on our thanks to Paul, who went out of his way ​ to make sure we had the best experience. We appreciated his knowledge and ​ expertise at all times. Read more

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